JPS teachers and staff recently enjoyed a scheduled workday! On the schedule was a blend of education, work in classrooms, and of course, pampering the staff. As part of our Conscious Discipline education, we learned about Baby Doll Circle Time, a wonderful addition to any preschool or elementary classroom. One of the main goals is to secure attachment to a child’s caregivers in order to promote lifelong success. After online training and hands-on learning, we are excited to begin implementing this program in our classrooms. We also learned about social stories, which teachers can use as a tool to help children understand expected behaviors or upcoming change, practice conflict resolution skills, learn routine through visual aids, and more.

Our teachers were then treated to massages and a delicious lunch and had time to work collaboratively in their classrooms. Teacher workdays allow teachers to prepare for classroom work directly related to students and centered around curriculum. We are glad to be able to provide this opportunity to our staff multiple times throughout the year.